Well, you know...my whole family has been looking at lil Fandango, and she just looks....ODD. I bought (supposedly) 2 americanas and one red sex link. Ok, you look at the other two, they are growing, they are developing, they fly around, they are getting big, they look like chickens. I bot them around March 30, and reckon they were about a week at that time. Ok, now..Fandango...looks ....NOT like a chicken. I know she has the crossed beak an all, but she is shaped exactly like a guinea, only in the miniature. She also jumps (and flies) like nobody's business, like I have heard button quail do. She has this long neck, still hasnt got all her feathering in. She kinda has these muffy looking things on her ears and no tail. (She might be a roo, but wouldnt she be trying her voice by now?) So I decided to call the feed store today and ask if they had anything they had found out got mixed in the batch last month. The conversation still makes me laugh. I tell the manager..."I got this bird, along with two others, last month..for laying eggs. They are about six weeks now or so...and she is about 3 inches tall. Did you possibly have some other kind of bird mixed in?? He replies in amazement..."three inches???" (She is really 3 1/2, but hey...who's counting? lol) I say..."yea...and she looks odd, so just thot maybe you had something that got in the mix with the Americaunas" He says, "THREE INCHES????" I say..."yup, so do you know why she would look so odd, as I sure dont think she is gonna lay much, I have a picture I can show you..." He replies..."nope, must be a recessive gene" "Well, bring in the receipt and I will give you your money back" Somethin to that effect. I really didnt want my @2.50 back, she is the cutest ugly bird in the world but a BIG pain in the neck really. I just wanted to know what she WAS. I been calling her my lil grasshopper, and since my town only allows TWO chickens (poultry) without a $50 permit, I guess she will be my UFO, cuz she sure aint no chicken. Jill Pics to come when I get that silly cd copied off.